Re: Resetting display resolution - PC-BSD 8.0
> From: USM Bish <usmbish@...>
> To: support@... <support@...>
> Sent: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 6:28 pm
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Support] Resetting display resolution - PC-BSD 8.0
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>> This is a known issue:
>> The solution for now is to boot with option "7" and check
>> the upper of the two boxes in the "advanced" tab. Even with
>> the Trac issue closed, the bug isn't solved, yet.
> Dear Markus and Kris,
> Thanks for the lead. I will try the Option "7", but then
> this can at best be an interim solution. I suppose, step one
> would be to go the old classical style, and boot into the
> command prompt on console (viz. remove kdm). Then set up
> things by hand before firing X manually with "startkde"/
> "startx". May work ...
Looks silly, replying to my own post, but this is just to give
a completion report.
What surprises me is the fact the Xorg under Ubuntu in the
same box gives me an auto-detected option which works at a
higher resolution/ depth combination, whereas that of PC-BSD
goes on to default 1024x768 with 16 bit depth.
I did try setting it to 1440x900 at 24 bit colour depth. It
ran for that session, but reset on reboot. Then I did a whole
lot of trial and error to find that 1440x900 at 16 bit colour
depth was retaining. The rest was a matter of going down the
resolution ladder to get an optimal combo of 24 bit colour.
That, I got at 1280x960, and things are definitely better now
.. This is holding on across reboots, and I did not have to
take the manual route.
So basically, it is a matter of Option 7 boot, and then get
the appropriate resolution which holds across a reboot.
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